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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6822 yards
Slope 142
Rating 73.9

Cougar Creek is a unique championship course, designed by Bill Robinson, that is woven into rolling terrain, nestled in natural forest of spruce, birch, poplar and aspen just 30 minutes west of Edmonton. Be prepared for the challenge of generous bunkers and water that comes into play on most holes. Breathtaking scenery is one of the course's hallmarks and multiple tees vary the course length from 5,200 to 6,900 yards, providing rewarding play for golfers of all levels.

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Golf Season April - October
Architect Bill Robinson (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code NO tanks tops, sleeveless shirts, shirts with numbers, slogans or offensive illustrations. NO cut offs, short shorts, gym shorts, tennis shorts, jogging shorts, sweat shorts or sweat pants.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Showers, Lockers

Reviews

3.4
38 Reviews (38)
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Reviews 240
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Cougar Creek Golf Resort

This Bill Robinson design opened 40 minutes west of Edmonton back in 1996. A lot of years have passed since I last played here.

Alberta just endured a heat wave followed by days of smoke from forest fires burning in the neighboring provinces of BC and SK. The smoky, overcast grey skies and light drizzle we played under wasn't a game breaker.

Amenities include an aquatic driving range, separate chipping and putting greens and a short game practice area. The pro shop and restaurant staff were friendly and helpful.

With smart bunker placement, varied elevation changes and the challenge of numerous water hazards meandering through the property, a casual round on this 18 hole parkland style course can be a test for even the seasoned player.

As many of the tree lined fairways can attest, accuracy off the tee is crucial. The rough being wet today was penalizing. Putting surfaces offered a fair test without being tricky. The course plays a respectable 6,800 yards from the tips, but many holes focus on control over length.

I would have liked to have brought my "A" game today but some days you have it and other days you don't. Unlike Bryson it wasn't my equipment, it was the golfer.

Cougar Creek should satisfy the avid golfer's expectations of a good product for a good price.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Freshly punched greens was disappointing but layout was very good with lots of options off the tee. Would recommend this track

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course and good value

Staff were very accommodating and friendly. Course was tough but fair. Fall weather so lots of leaves and it was a windy day but can’t blame some poor shots on that. Pace was good, finished in 4 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

It was the first time playing this course . The course was in great shape and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The scenery there was beautiful making it a pleasure to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a pleasure to play

Always enjoy getting over to Cougar, just a short drive from the front door. Always seem to score well there and you can make it Fun and Challenging to suit your game. It's been in excellent shape since opening, thanks to all. Staff just Awesome, highly recommend Cougar..........

P.S. Great Guys Mike , Bob and Gerry from G.P.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Conditions at Cougar

Had a late afternoon tee-time which I don't normally play as I like the morning rounds. Found the Pace of Play very Slow but course conditions were great, friendly staff and a pleasure to play. Will go back to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great valve

The course is in fantastic shape this year. Staff was awesome

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cougar Creek Resort great course

Did not know what to expect first time on the course beautiful course really well manicured grass fast greens and great staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Cougar after a soaking rain

Only a few spots that collected water, so overall drainage is very good. Walked the course in 3 hours 15 minutes and played through a foursome who had to keep carts on paths.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course poor greens

I would love to give this course a higher rating. Cougar Creek is still one of the best tracks around but...they really have to do something about their greens. The tee boxes are in good condition and the fairways are the best I have seen there. They have had an ongoing issue with their greens for close to a decade now. It has been so persistent that I am not sure that it is just winter damage anymore. Maybe it is time for them to dig them up and replace them with some new soil and sod. That said, the first three greens were really good but a bit on the slow side. Then the greens became progressively worse, with most having winter damage to some degree and some were a patchwork of new sod. They are still playable but a course of this quality should have better putting conditions. Looking forward to going back later in the summer when the greens have some time to heal.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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